Medical Specialties


    Benign Pain Syndromes (Including Growing Pains and Fibromyalgia)

    Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues around the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect the neck, shoulders, back, chest, hips, buttocks, arms and legs.

    Fever of Unknown Origin

    When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.

    Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP)

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a condition that involves swelling (inflammation) of small blood vessels. The swollen blood vessels leak into the skin, joints, intestines, and kidneys. 

    Hypermobility Syndromes

    Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis (JAS, Spondyloarthropathy)

    Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis. It affects the spine and the places where the muscles, tendons, and ligaments are attached to bone. Ankylosing means stiff or rigid. Spondyl means spine. Itis refers to inflammation.

    Juvenile Dermatomyositis

    Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare disease that causes muscle inflammation and a skin rash.

    Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriatic arthritis is a rare form of arthritis or joint inflammation that affects both skin and joints. It can occur in people who have psoriasis, a skin and nail disease.

    Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis/Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a form of arthritis in children. Arthritis causes joint swelling (inflammation) and joint stiffness. JIA is arthritis that affects 1 or more joints for at least 6 weeks in a child age 16 or younger.

    Kawasaki Disease

    Kawasaki disease causes inflamed blood vessels. It can weaken the walls of blood vessels, including the arteries of the heart. Kawasaki mostly affects infants and young children. It is uncommon in the U.S.

    Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacteria are usually spread by tick bites. Lyme disease is a year-round problem, but it peaks during the spring and summer months.

    Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

    Oligoarticular JRA/JIA- Affects Four or Less Joints

    Polyarticular JRA/JIA - Affects Five or More Joints

    Raynaud's Disease/Phenomenon

    Reactive Arthritis

    Detailed information on the most common types of inflammatory and infectious disorders in children

    Recurrent Fevers (Periodic Fever Syndromes)

    Rheumatic Fever/Poststreptococcal Arthritis

    Rheumatic fever is a complex disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels, and brain. It occurs mainly in children between the ages of 5 to 15.



    Scleroderma is an ongoing (chronic) disease that causes abnormal growth of connective tissue. It can affect the joints, skin, and internal organs. It is degenerative and gets worse over time.

    Systemic JRA/JIA (Stills Disease)

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE, Lupus)

    Uveitis (Iridocyclitis)